Trademarks and Brands

Riding the 'Green Wave': 4 Ways Cannabis Companies Can Protect Their Brands

by Steve Anderson on Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

“Cannabis trademarks represent the new frontier in the legal brand clearance process.” 

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Topics: trademarks, Corsearch, brands, domain infringement, trademark, trademark clearance, intellectual property, cbd, marijuana, cannabis

Corsearch GC Diane Plaut Selected To Represent The IPC of ICANN

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Friday, 3 August, 2018

Corsearch is proud to announce that our General Counsel and Privacy Officer, Diane Plaut, has been chosen to be one of the two individuals to represent the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) of ICANN to determine the future of WHOIS.

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Topics: ICANN, WHOIS

WEBINAR: What Corsearch Is Doing To Comply With GDPR

by Diane Plaut on Friday, 20 July, 2018

Corsearch would like to invite you to join us for a Webinar Monday, July 23 | 10:00 - 11:00 am (EDT) / 7:00 - 8:00 am (PDT): 
What Corsearch is Doing to Comply with GDPR

Key Takeaways from this webinar include:

  • How GDPR applies to Corsearch
  • How Corsearch takes data protection and privacy very seriously and what we have done and are doing to protect our data

Our featured speaker is:

Diane Plaut
Corsearch General Counsel and Privacy Officer

This webinar has finished, please click here to replay. The password is: CorsearchGDPR18

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Topics: GDPR, webinar

Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law in 2019

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Monday, 16 July, 2018

As we hit the halfway mark in 2018, it's a good time to note that sweeping changes to Canada's trademark law are expected to come into force early in 2019. Amendments to the "Trade-marks Act" include:

  • A date of first use will no longer be required.
  • The definition of a trademark will be broadened to include nontraditional items like smells, tastes, textures, and moving images.
  • Dividing trademark applications will be permitted.
  • A Declaration of Use will no longer be required.
  • The registration term will be change from 15 years to 10 years.
  • Canada will become a member of the Madrid Protocol and adopt the Nice Classification of goods and services.
  • Third party correspondence (i.e, Letters of Protest) will be permitted during prosecution. 
  • The government registration fee will be eliminated.
  • Registration fees for every classification will be introduced. 
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Topics: trademarks, Canada

Highlights of the Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief Q1 2018

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Wednesday, 11 July, 2018

US-based domain name and internet security company Verisign released its Q1 2018 report, "The Domain Name Industry Brief," which highlights trends in domain name registrations and includes key performance indicators.

Overall,domain name registrations are growing by approximately 3.2 million, or 1%, year over year. Check out these other interesting stats from the Q1 report:

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Topics: domains, domain management

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